The Carolina Hurricanes are a lot like that quiet, poilte uncle who shows up diligently for every family function. They sit in the corner, they’re always around but nobody seems to pay any attention to them. In the case of the Hurricanes, that could soon change. The Hurricanes are steadily building something from within, via a combination of wise draft choices and savvy, under the radar personnel moves. They might not be making a big splash but then again, that isn’t their nature.
While it might be insulting to preach patience to fans of a team that hasn’t qualified for the Stanley Cup playoffs since 2009, the fact of the matter is that by exercising a patient approach in their rebuild, the Hurricanes should soon be good and they should be very good for many years to come.
Carolina Hurricanes Betting Lines Today
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Carolina Hurricanes Scores & Schedule
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Carolina Hurricanes Standings Right Now
Here’s where you will find all the details on he current Carolina Hurricanes standings and if they want to move up the ladder in the ultra-competitive Metropolitan Division, the Hurricanes will have to continue to improve their goal-scoring prowess.
There were good signs on that front in 2015-16. After finishing 27th overall in the NHL in five-on-five goals and producing a soliatary 20-goal scorer, the Hurricanes saw three players reach the 20-goal plateau and eight hit double digits in goals. They jumped from 188 to 198 goals scored, not exactly spectacular, but progress nonetheless.
There’s more work to be done in this area but at least the Hurricanes are trending upward.
|2||Columbus Blue Jackets||90||65||32||17||207||149|
|6||New York Rangers||88||68||35||23||219||179|
|7||San Jose Sharks||87||66||33||19||184||154|
|14||New York Islanders||75||66||27||23||196||197|
|16||Toronto Maple Leafs||74||66||24||22||201||197|
|17||St. Louis Blues||71||65||26||27||178||183|
|18||Tampa Bay Lightning||71||66||24||26||183||182|
|19||Los Angeles Kings||70||66||18||28||164||166|
|27||New Jersey Devils||62||67||17||30||149||192|
|28||Detroit Red Wings||61||65||14||29||161||196|
How To Win At Carolina Hurricanes Betting
It’s hard to believe sometimes that in 2005-06, the Carolina Hurricanes were Stanley Cup champions, just four years after facing the Detroit Red Wings in their first Cup final series. Since that 2006 trumph, it’s certainly been stromy in Hurricane country. There’s only been a solitary playoff appearance, and the Hurricanes seem to have been swept away from the collective NHL conscious.
But quietly, away from the limelight, they appear to be assembling something special and it might not be much longer until the hockey world is once again believing that no NHL team is finer than Carolina.
Youth is being served on the Carolina Hurricanes and youth is serving the Hurricanes quite well. Four of the top five scorers for Carolina during the 2015-16 NHL season were 23 or younger.
In fact, all 10 of the club’s season-ending top 10 scorers were 26 or younger. There is just a litany of young talent at this team’s disposal, from teenaged defenceman Noah Hanifan to early 20s forwards Elias Lindholm and Victor Rask. And it’s easy to forget that two of the established stars of this team, forward Jeff Skinner and defenceman Justin Faulk, are also still in their early 20s.
One of the dilemmas facing the Hurricanes in the Metropolitan Division is that they really are housed with no natural rivals. Think about it. Who is Carolina’s rival? The New York Rangers? The New Jersey Devils? The Columbus Blue Jackets?
Well, you get the picture. In reality – and in geograpic common sense for that matter – Carolina is much better suited for the Atlantic Division.
There would be an obvious rivalry with the Tampa Bay Lightning and Florida Panthers, and a historic rivalry with the Detroit Red Wings, fueled by the long-standing bitterness between owners Peter Karmanos of the Hurricanes and Mike Ilitch of Detroit, who ran opposing youth hockey organizations in the Detroit area long before either purchased NHL franchises.
Playing in the deep, tough Metropolitan Division, making up ground for the young Hurricanes is going to be a challenge, so finding those games when they might have an edge is essential.
Are they catching a team playing it’s third game in three nights, or at the end of the lengthy road trip, perhaps even a West Coast team on a long Eastern swing that could be wearing down from the grind?
Look for teams playing the second game of back to back games because that’s often an opportunity a coach will take to deploy his back-up goaltender.
The Carolina Hurricanes are steadily putting the buildling blocks of a budding future in place and the cornerstone of this project is defenceman Noah Hanifin. The 6-3, slick skating, puck moving mobile defender is the epitome of what every NHL team is seeking to augment their blue line corps.
Hanifin can score, he can make crisp tape to tape passes and he can skate the puck out of danger as well. While Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel drew most of the attention at the 2015 NHL entry draft, the consenus among scouts was that Hanifin also possessed the tools to be a game changer in the big leagues.